Do you have a laptop–Windows XP native or above–that you’re no longer using? OPEF needs working laptops so our middle school VEX Robotics teams can program their robots. (Unfortunately we can’t use Macs with our programming software.)

We will be happy to arrange pick up and do a basic wipe to delete your laptop of personal documents. If the laptop has client, confidential or sensitive information and you’d like to have a more thorough wipe, Every Last Byte is offering a special deal for OPEF donors: Every Last Byte will pick up the laptop and perform their “Spruce ‘n’ Scrub” service for $50 (a $25 – $75 savings). The service includes complete destruction of files and identifying information as well as backup of existing files if desired. Every Last Byte will then deliver your laptop to OPEF VEX Robotics for you. Every Last Byte is located at 1010 North Boulevard in Oak Park. For more information visit their website.

Again, OPEF will be happy to arrange a pick up and basic wipe of personal documents (for no charge, of course). All donors will receive a letter acknowledging their gift for tax purposes.

If you have a laptop to donate or have any questions, please contact Mary Beth Hausken, OPEF VEX Robotics Program Coordinator at